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Rosanne emerges from the Wardrobe to continue the tour at Stanborough Mill

September 20th, 2017 No comments

Rosanne emerges from the Wardrobe to continue the tour at Stanborough Mill

Rosanne emerges from the Wardrobe to continue the tour at Stanborough Mill

“Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe”

Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

This small and unique mill produced fabric for costume for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Narnia and more. They raise their own unique sheep herd that produces naturally colored wool in a a variety of shades from black to gray to white.

You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

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You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

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Dramatic sky and sea on Wellington Harbor, New Zealand in Black and White via Instagram

September 20th, 2017 No comments

Dramatic sky and sea on Wellington Harbor, New Zealand in Black and White via Instagram

Dramatic sky and sea on Wellington Harbor, New Zealand in Black and White via Instagram

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The Making of ‘Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War’ – Weta Workshop [Video]

September 19th, 2017 No comments

I have posted many photos of this exhibit from our recent trip to New Zealand and we found this “making of” video from when the exhibit originally opened in 2015. It gives some great insight into the creation of both the story and the exhibit itself and provides some sense of scale for the sculptures I have posted here.

The Making of 'Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War'

To mark the World War I centenary, Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to take you back to Gallipoli. Experience the triumphs and countless tragedies of this 8-month campaign through the eyes and words of the ordinary New Zealanders who were there.

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Woolen products at Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

September 19th, 2017 No comments

Woolen products at Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Woolen products at Stansborough LTD Woolen Mill, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

This small and unique mill produced fabric for costumes for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Narnia and more. They raise their own unique sheep herd that produces naturally colored wool in a variety of shades from black to gray to white.

You can get an overview of what they do and see their turn of the century looms working on their factory tour.

Stansborough ltd

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The South Island of New Zealand beckons off the Wellington Harbor headlands

September 19th, 2017 No comments

The South Island of New Zealand beckons off the Wellington Harbor headlands

The South Island of New Zealand beckons off the Wellington Harbor headlands.

You can see it from here, but it’s a (sometimes rough) 3 hour ferry ride from the center of Wellington through the Cook Strait.

We’ll have to make that ride sometime just to see it up close.

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Dramatic Sky over Wellington Harbor, New Zealand – Tops, Totes, Housewares and Much More!

September 18th, 2017 No comments

Little Blue Penguins 3 (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand [Video] (1:18)

September 18th, 2017 No comments

Little Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

Blue penguins come ashore and head uphill to their burrows at the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) on Wikipedia

Little Blue Penguins 3 (Eudyptula minor) - Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

This protected nesting site hosts penguin burrows over its hillside expanse. The penguins come ashore each evening in sets of 3-6 and climb the beach and hillside to reach their burrows.

The Royal Albatross Centre (also host to the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross) hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness this daily event.

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Royal Albatross Centre



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Boat House on Evans Bay, Wellington, New Zealand via Instagram

September 18th, 2017 No comments

Boat House on Evans Bay, Wellington, New Zealand via Instagram

Boat House on Evans Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

 

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A Maori statue (Pou) on the ridge of Mount Victoria (Tangi-ke-teo), Wellington, New Zealand

September 18th, 2017 No comments

A Maori statue (Pou) on the ridge of Mount Victoria (Tangi-ke-teo), Wellington, New Zealand

A Maori statue (Pou) on the ridge of Mount Victoria (Tangi-ke-teo), Wellington, New Zealand

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Dramatic sky and sea on Wellington Harbor, New Zealand via Instagram

September 17th, 2017 No comments

Dramatic sky and sea on Wellington Harbor, New Zealand via Instagram

Dramatic sky and sea on Wellington Harbor, New Zealand

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